Publication
Title
Preconcentration and XRF-determination of heavy metals in hair from Sudanese populations
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Abstract
Energy-dispersive X-ray fluorescence analysis was applied for the analysis of hair. The hair samples were digested in a mixture of nitric and perchloric acid and the heavy metals were precipitated with ammonium pyrrolidine dithiocarbamate. The accuracy, precision and recovery of the method for the elements Fe, Ni, Cu, Zn and Pb were evaluated through the analysis of a standard hair sample. The procedure was applied to the analysis of hair from an occupationally exposed group of Sudanese workers and a control group. The hair of the exposed group showed a range of 80550 ppm Fe, 612 ppm Cu, 57190 ppm Zn and 703700 ppm Pb, while that of the control group had a range of 60310 ppm Fe, 722 ppm Cu, 89170 ppm Zn and 317 ppm Pb.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of radioanalytical and nuclear chemistry
Publication
1989
Volume/pages
131:2(1989), p. 331-342
ISI
A1989AL77700009
Full text (Publishers DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
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